9 track tapes and block sizes

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Mon Oct 5 17:25:55 CDT 2020

On 10/5/20 2:06 PM, Warner Losh wrote:

> The other way to handle it, should we not be able to steal bits which
> should be plan A, is to have a metadata type that says 'append this to
> the prior record' which would remove the limit entirely.

There's a good idea!  Instead of putting headers on an all-tape record,
just archive the raw data and call it that.

Even though I can handle a long block this way (assuming my SDHC card
can keep up, I've never run across this.   My controller does
double-buffering while reading.


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